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post #1 of 15 Old 03-26-2014, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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What is this thing and where does it go?

While replacing my rear tire I took off the rear brake caliper and a small piece of metal fell out of it and I can't figure out where it goes back in?? Can anyone helpImageUploadedByMO Free1395877908.489029.jpg


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While replacing my rear tire I took off the rear brake caliper and a small piece of metal fell out of it and I can't figure out where it goes back in?? Can anyone helpAttachment 70209


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kinda looks like a break pad shim.
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check out post two from Greywolf in this thread. https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-20...-dragging.html

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It seems that when you removed the brake caliper from the bracket this spring fell off. Look at item 14 on this illustration. The small ears face towards the front of the bike, hugging the bracket.

2012 Suzuki V-Strom (DL650A) REAR CALIPER | Babbitts Suzuki Parts House

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It prevents the brake pad backing plates from wearing into the aluminum alloy caliper hanger.

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Thank you all. Thanks to you I was able to find out where it went. I had never even thought to use the parts catalog to find out where a missing part goes.


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Thank you all. Thanks to you I was able to find out where it went. I had never even thought to use the parts catalog to find out where a missing part goes.
I use them all the time
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Any suggestion on what site is best for viewing the dl650a parts catalogue?

Or years ago, you could order paper copies of the parts manual for my old GT250, GT380, GT550 ....

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Any suggestion on what site is best for viewing the dl650a parts catalogue?



Or years ago, you could order paper copies of the parts manual for my old GT250, GT380, GT550 ....

Yea, post number 4 had a good website!


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